Q.Is there any difference between contract of affreightment and the contract of carriage?

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Kannan Ganesan

A contract of affreightment is a contract between a ship-owner and another person (called the charterer), in which the ship-owner agrees to carry goods for the charterer in the ship, or to give the charterer the use of the whole or part of the ship's cargo-carrying space for the carriage of goods on a specified voyage

A contract of carriage of goods is a legal document that states that a carrier, in this case – agrees, in return for payment, to move goods given to them by a sender (Shipper) – from one place to another using suitable means of transport. To be valid, a contract of carriage of goods must include a few basic and formal characteristics.